Hi Kai,

After posting this question, I went through the Ansible documentation 
again. It's working after using the -b and -K option as I have not 
configured passwordless sudo.

Thanks for the reply.

--
Kaushik


On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 1:08:56 AM UTC+5:30, Kai Stian Olstad wrote:
>
> On Sunday, 8 April 2018 18.57.38 CEST Kaushik Gosar wrote: 
> > I am trying to execute an Ad-Hoc command which requires sudo privileges 
> on 
> > a remote machine. 
> > 
> > Below is the command and the error it throws up 
> > 
> > kaushik@Machine_1:~$ ansible all -a "cat /etc/shadow" -u kaushik 
> > --ask-become-pass 
> > SUDO password: 
> > 192.168.101.12 | FAILED | rc=1 >> 
> > cat: /etc/shadow: Permission denied 
> > 
> > kaushik@Machine_1~$ 
> > 
> > If I ssh to the machine and execute the same command "cat /etc/shadow" , 
> it 
> > works without any errors. 
> > 
> > Any idea how to fix this? 
>
> --ask-become-pass doesn't imply become so you need add -b or --become to 
> use become. 
>
> -- 
> Kai Stian Olstad 
>

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